Office Labs: Social Networking Research

Posted by Unknown | March 20, 2010 |


Microsoft, according to reports released Wednesday on its Office Labs blog had commenced experiment on incorporating micro-blogging cum social networking services in its Office Labs project with focus on business productivity.

Microsoft's attempt at harnessing the power of social networking had been evident in its earlier projects like, OfficeTalk: which applies the base capabilities of micro-blogging in a business concept, enabling employees exchange thoughts and activities within, and also potentially to anyone outside who might be interested.

Now, the company intends to incorporate same concept in a way that people and businesses will realize their value. The implementation involves using social networking tools across informal networks and creating unique collaboration efficiencies.

However, Microsoft failed to reveal much details of the service, which it was quick to label 'trying new ideas' that may never make it out of its internal testing.